Released in 1998, Michael Bay's 'Armageddon' follows a rag-tag group of misfit drillers sent to space to destroy an asteroid the size of Texas before it hits Earth and destroys our planet. Now 15 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
Even at 71, Harrison Ford is still game to play action heroes -- earlier today we learned that Ford is game for another 'Indiana Jones' film, and while that might not happen, there's another action franchise that's willing to take him in. It seems Ford has joined the cast of 'The Expendables 3,' if Sylvester Stallone is to be believed.
'RED 2' is faithful to 2010's 'RED' in that it makes very little sense and maximizes the talent on display. Entertaining without long-lasting satisfaction (seriously, does anyone remember what happened in 'Red' other than Helen Mirren busting up bad guys?). Mirren, Bruce Willis, and John Malkovich return as RED — Retired Extremely Dangerous — operatives, trained assassins who balance daily life with random acts of spy work. Director Dean Parisot ('Galaxy Quest') reaps every bit fun he can out of the concept, pushing Willis harder than he's worked in the last five years. Mirren busting up bad guys is still the highlight, but the sequel easily surpasses its predecessor in terms of pure enjoyment.
The story goes that, in 1975, author Roderick Thorp took a night off from writing to catch a movie. His flick of choice, ‘The Towering Inferno’, is the fictional account of a hulking 138-story structure named The Glass Tower and an electrical fire that traps a gathering of revelers celebrating the building’s opening.
Thorp was enthralled with the storyline involving the tower architect, portrayed by Paul Newman, and his attempt to shuttle a cast of the A-list stars like Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire and OJ Simpson off the 81st floor and down to safety while San Francisco Fire Department Chief Michael O'Hallorhan (played by movie icon Steve McQueen) battles the blaze on the floors below.
In 1999, M. Night Shyamalan entered the scene with his directorial debut, 'The Sixth Sense.' Starring Bruce Willis in one of the most acclaimed roles of his storied career, the film is a chilling tale of a boy who sees dead people with an infamous third act twist. With Shyamalan's 'After Earth' hitting theaters this week, let's take a trip back to where it all began and check out the cast of 'The Sixth Sense' then and now.
'Red 2' doesn't even hit theaters until later this summer, but that hasn't stopped Summit from already getting to work on 'Red 3.' That means the studio must have a lot of faith in the second adventure of Bruce Willis and his aging comrades-in-arms, which will attempt to replicate the surprising success of the first film in a few months.
The internet was abuzz this morning with the rumors that a sixth installment in the 'Die Hard' franchise was in the works called 'Die Hardest' that would take John McClane to Tokyo. But are any of these rumors true? We did some digging and found the real scoop.
I stand before you, humbled, and tasked with explaining, in comprehensible terms, just what the heck 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is all about. Attaining comprehensibility, however, is a chore the filmmakers didn't wrestle with, doubling-down on pure adrenaline and big movie star charisma. It's a risky move and sometimes it works. Sadly, this is not one of those cases.
While there are chuckles to be had (I mean, that Cobra Commander helmet is just too incredible to dismiss) there isn't enough whiz-bang in this film to fully deflect the utter lack of a story or absence of intriguing characters. It is, surprisingly, the lesser of the two 'G.I. Joe' films, with Stephen Sommers' 2009 'The Rise of Cobra' featuring much more team spirit, pep and fun.